On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 10:20 +0100, Marc Coyles wrote: > I've got a script to backup my MySQL databases, which works absolutely > fine from the command line, but when I add it in to root's cronjobs it > always fails with "mysqldump: not found" - what am I doing wrong? > > Script as follows: > > #!/bin/sh > USER= > PASS= > > mysqldump --opt -h localhost -u $USER -p$PASS horbury_dppd06 > >/home/horbury/backup_mysql/dppd06.sql > > > And that's it... > When run as root from CLI, works with no errors. When run from cron as > root, get the "not found" problem. > > > Marc A Coyles - Horbury School ICT Support Team > Mbl: 07850 518106 > Land: 01924 282740 ext 730 > Helpdesk: 01924 282740 ext 2000 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
When it is run from cron it is not picking up the shell .profile so PATH is not set. As mysqldump is sitting in a directory in one of the paths (/usr/local/bin ??) Quick fix use full path details in the mysqldump line. Or Source in a .profile .... to set the paths. Regards Craig B _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"